Whats on my Book Shelf – Alexa Chung – It

18108757In It, her first book, the global fashion-trendsetter Alexa Chung shares her own very personal inspirations, musings and eclectic sense of style.

A truly one-off collection of Alexa’s writing, doodles and photographs, It combines stories of early style inspirations such as her grandpa and the Spice Girls, discussion of figures of obsession like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall, and reflects on heartbreak, how to get dressed in the morning, the challenges of taking a good selfie, and more. Interspersed with pages from Alexa’s notebooks and many a photo of a good night out, It appears in real cloth, with hand-crafted marbled endpages covered in polkadots, stripy head and tail bands, and luxiouriously creamy paper. Witty, charming and with a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, It is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, worries about growing up, or loves just about everything Alexa Chung.

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I’m in Miami B&%H!

IMG_9152A week filled with way too much fun, laughs, shopping, eating, drinking, concerting & clubbing – Well needed!

I was able to spend a couple nights exploring Wynwood which totally my scene in every way – so artsy and cool. In just a few short years, the former warehouse district of Wynwood has become the arts hub of South Florida. It started with murals, street art, and graffiti – encouraged, unconventionally, by the neighborhood’s early developers, spawning vibrant spaces teeming with outdoor art. Today, there are more than 70 galleries and museums, dozens of new restaurants and bars, and hundreds of companies, creators, and innovators working in a place that just feels alive.

Wynwood is an outdoor art exhibit at city scale, unrivaled in its blend of well-known names and up-and-coming artists. Though its street life first grew through Second Saturday Art Walks, the neighborhood is lively every day of the week. There is plenty to see, eat, drink, and explore in ever-evolving Wynwood.

I was also able to go to the Bruno Mars 24k Magic tours at the American Airlines Arena. What a show he put on – for those who don’t know my Mom was obsessed with Bruno, so this one was for her bucket list 🙂

 

Beauty Elixir – It’s my new thing..

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For some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of weather primer was important or not. Some ppl swear by it and some are like meh – however apparently facial elixir’s can also be used as a primer which is freakin awesome ! I’ve never used beauty elixir in the past but i sure do now. This particular brad: Smooths away fine lines, Tightens pores, Sets make-up and Gives a boost of radiance.

 

Popped my Fenty Cherry – Match Stix Shimmer Rocks!

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Last week whiles shopping around in my little “heaven on hearth” aka Sephora i decided to add a Fenty item to my makeup bag. I only wanted  to go with one product so i could kinda test out the quality etc ! I went with the Max Sticks bronzer in shade BLONDE -Glimmering gold. I have no regrets so far as it gives my cheek bones a PERFECT glow – y’all know I’m bronzer ho 🙂

What it is:
A magnetized makeup stick in a long-wear, light-as-air shimmer formula to highlight, blush, enhance, and bronze in 10 colorful shades that let you play.

Suggested Usage:
-For the second step of the Fenty face, layer that highlight!
-Match Stix were made to layer: swipe Shimmer Skinstick onto skin and blend with fingers or with Portable Highlighter Brush.
-Artistry pro tip: for a subtle sheen, use your fingers to warm the product on the back of your hand before tapping onto skin.

Saying yes to the Dress !

IMG_9262-2 last week one of the besties who happen to be getting MARRIED, asked me to go wedding dress shopping with her in Miami. I had to do my research before hand – this was my first time going wedding dress shopping! The Knot shared this awesome info with me thank God – We were able to say YES to the perfect dress in a little over 2 hours.

There are some things you should keep in mind when shopping for your wedding dress. Read these top tips before making your first dress shopping appointment.

1. Have a Price in Mind

Don’t waste time trying on a bunch of gowns out of your price range. You’re better off zeroing in on your price point so you can spend more time editing down the amazing options you can actually afford. Remember, your dress budget doesn’t just include the gown but also the cost of alterations, taxes and shipping fees—plus your veil, shoes, lingerie and jewelry, which can add up quickly. Continue reading “Saying yes to the Dress !”

Pucker up – New Lip Shades You Need This Fall!

 

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BURNT RED Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Nightfall

The bad news : summer is about to wrap up. The good news? You can start thinking about what lipsticks you’re going to wear to welcome the return of fall.

From matte brick red to glossy rose, whatever shade or finish you prefer, there’s a handful of new lipsticks you’re going to want to add to your collection. These are a few shades that i heard will be behind all of your lip moments this season.

As an island girl we don’t have ‘fashion week’ nor do we have 081817-fall-lipsticks-embed-10‘seasons’ but still, Every year we wait for both to roll around. We wait to see what shades and brands all the makeup artist are using and how they apply. Like i said we don’t have seasons here in Jamaica – but we sure want to look fab too!

 

 

Catching Dreams not Feelings

IMG_8243Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

The dream catcher has been a part of il_340x270.1159094956_ir22Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

 

L’Erbolario Frescaessenza – What I’m wearing

erbolario-frescaessenza-eau-de-perfume-50-mlClose your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine smelling the scent of lemon and lime: an unmistakable, zesty perfume that touches our deepest emotions with a sparkle and stirs them up.
But then, wafting with the breeze, here is another scent, a warm, enveloping one this time. It is a warm and comforting embrace, like that of a tree that protects us with its foliage and cradles us in its boughs: it is the scent of Larch and Mimosa tenuiflora bark.
Frescaessenza springs exactly from this contrast, from the zest of citrus fruit and the warmth of wood, two opposites that, although so different, attract, blend with and enhance one another, complementing each other and creating exactly that “most beautiful harmony” spoken of by Heraclitus.